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VW scandals contribute to changing perception of diesel

Faulty tests and emissions scandals could prove yet another headache for Europe’s refiners

Following German car manufacturer VW’s admission of cheating on diesel NOX and particulate emissions in October, November saw a second scandal hit the company, when it acknowledged that CO2 emissions and fuel economy figures were incorrect for 800,000 vehicles. Employees claimed that 2012 emissions goals to reduce 2006 vehicle CO2 emissions by 30% in 2015 were too hard to achieve – opening up further questions over the ability of manufacturers to achieve required environmental standards using conventional combustion engines.  Approaching limits While attention has been focused on the impact of the scandals on the automotive industry, there could be implications for the energy sector. With

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